26 July 2015

Everyday Beef Burgers with Veggie Mash


Another recipe I picked from my new diet books, this time with beef. The original recipe is for 2 portions, but I scaled up to fit with the amount of mince I had to hand.


Veggie mash
300 g broccoli
300 g cauliflower
10 g chives
1 dl crème fraîche
salt and peppper

240 g onions
95 g carrots
500 g beef mince
6 tbsp crème fraîche
4 tbsp Dijon mustard
Salt & pepper
butter for frying


  1. Start by making the mash - trim and wash the broccoli and cauliflower, then divide into florets.
  2. Steam until they go soft - each on its own, as they take different amount of time for this.
  3. Place in a large bowl and mash together, adding a little of the steaming liquid if needed.
  4. Cut the chives into the mixture, add the crème fraiche and season to taste.
  5. Peel and finely dice the onions, peel and grate the carrots finely.
  6. In a large bowl, mix together the onions, arrots, mince, crème fraîche, mustard, salt and pepper to combine well.
  7. Heat up a little butter in a frying pan, then drop handfuls of the mince mixture into it and use a spoon to shape into burgers.
  8. Fry for 4 minutes on each side.
  9. Serve with the veggie mash and mixed salad or carbs of your choice.

Sadly this was ages ago and I've forgotten if we liked it or not. I have vague memories that I wasn't too impressed with the veggie mash, but I also have a feeling I might have forgotten to add the crème fraîche. Though the burgers were really nice - the carrots did make them very juicy, though without bread and egg, they didn't really hold together very well, were quite far removed from the photo in the book, which was more of a Wallenbergare type of burger.

Luckily Lundulph remembers this dish well and commented that it was very tasty, so a repeat for sure.

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